Monday, August 3, 2009
Countdown to Happiness
In exactly 20 days from today, I will be in England for 16 days with my darling fiance. By the time I get there, we will not have seen each other for 3.5 months. Ugh - that is far too long.
Dear US Immigration,
I would really appreciate if you would approve our visa soon as we miss each other terribly. Thank you for your time.
While I understand and appreciate the immigration process, when it is you going through it, it seems painfully slow and drawn out. You are told nothing except that they will contact when it is approved. When that will be? We have no idea.
I can tell you what I do know though - ALL about the 129-F petition for an Immigrant Fiance. Oh boy, could I go on and on about that one. I could also go on and on about how suddenly every email, every greeting card and every ticket stub of things you did together suddenly becomes more valuable than gold as the government decides if you are really a legitimate couple. Oh yes...I could go on and on...but I will stop.
It is what it is Jocelyn. Leave it at that.
In the face of such uncertainty, we are forced to try to focus on the positive. As my amazing Dan always says in his lovely English accent, "We found each other darling, and that was the most difficult part." I love him. I love him oodles and oodles. I CANNOT wait to be on that plane outta Portland en route to Birmingham, England where we will finally get to live our life together, away from skype and in real life - if even for only 16 days.
The official countdown has begun.
Sometimes it is countdowns that save me from going totally insane. Anyone who has been in a long distance relationship knows what I am talking about. They are like oxygen.
PS - I know the photo above doesn't really have anything to do with my upcoming trip, but I am still in somewhat shock that I was taken to Paris and proposed to. I mean - are you kidding me? I am a lucky, lucky lady.